Jack Pine, 8' Camera Crane
2010, HD video, 4'23", looped with sound.
A sweeping 360-degree crane shot at the majestic vista where the notable Canadian landscape painter Tom Thomson created his iconic Jack Pine (1916-1917.) Far more cumbersome than a paint box, the crane literally clashes with the subject with slapstick intensity. An affectionate critique of the ineradicable Canadian landscape genre, and a humourous look at the ways it can be incompatible with some tools of contemporary art-making.